The humble cauliflower might not be the brightest or most exciting vegetable around, but it is a regular feature on dinner tables around the world.
It can even be considered a “superfood.”
So how much does a head of cauliflower weigh?
On average, a medium head of cauliflower will weigh 20.74 ounces (588 grams).
A small head might only weigh 9.35 ounces (265 grams).
Meanwhile, a large head can weigh as much as 29.6 ounces (840 grams).
Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable, which is a group of veggies that also includes broccoli, cabbage, Brussel sprouts and kale.
They are rich in vitamins and minerals, with a single floret containing around 10% of your recommended daily dose of Vitamin C.
Although creamy-white cauliflower is by far the most common variety, there are also green, purple and even orange cauliflowers!
The history of the cauliflower is somewhat uncertain, but they are thought to have originated in the Mediterranean or Cyprus.
As its name might suggest, the head of a cauliflower is actually an undeveloped flower.
Cauliflower comes from the Latin for “cabbage flower” – caulis (stalk) and floris (flower).
~ Fun Fact ~
Peter Glazebrook holds the record for growing the world’s largest cauliflower. It measured 6 feet in diameter and weighed in at a whopping 60 pounds (27.485 kg)!